Review with the client, the consent forms, answering any questions they may have.
- What is your profession? This will help you to determine if you need to be more conservative if they may be a judge, lawyer or teacher.
- Find out if they wear glasses. This will help you to ensure you don’t put lashes on that will be too long and touch their glasses.
- How many coats of mascara do you typically like to put on?
- How long, how dramatic and what look are you wanting?
- Have you had eyelash extensions before? If so, is there something you would like done differently? Do you remember the lash types you prefer?
If the client has had an allergic reaction in the past to extensions, do not proceed. Explain that all extension adhesives have some of the same ingredients in them and you don’t want to risk their safety.
Have the client lay down and examine the natural lashes. Make note of the type of lashes (length, thickness, curl, sparseness, gaps, eye conditions and skin conditions around the eye area.)
Some of the contra-indications are:
- Unusual sensitivity or any reaction to eyelash extensions in the past.
- Moderate to severe allergies in combination with abnormal eye discharge
- Any eye disease or medical condition, such as conjunctivitis (“pink eye”)
- A compromised immune system due to cancer, hepatitis, or advanced AIDS
- A recent bacterial fungal infection in or around the eye area.
- Any type of cancer
- Skin disease
- Any metabolic or endocrine disorder
- Blunt trauma in or around the eye area
- Intoxication or impaired motor skills due to medication, alcohol, or any other drug
If the client has any contraindications go over what you have noticed and explain the reason(s) you will not be able to offer the service at this time. Always err on the side of caution if you are not sure.
Refer to a medical provider if necessary. DO NOT DIAGNOSE unless you are a licensed medical provider allowed to do so.